I would love to get some feedback on our itinerary. We are a family of 4 (Mom and Dad and 11 and 13 year-old boys). We will be visiting London for 6 days in late June 2010. We all like history and are very excited about seeing London.
(We have done Madame Toussade's here in NY so we can skip that, the boys also are not interested in the Natural History Museum or the Zoo).
Day 1, Thursday
Arrive from New York at 8:30 am and check into Bloomsbury hotel (or at least drop off our bags).
We'll all be tired so I thought fresh air and instant impact would be the way to go so we are going to take to tube to Westminster - tour the catherdral and then take a walk so the boys can see Big Ben and the Houses of Parliamnet. I dont' think we'll go inside though. Next, depending on the energy level, we'll go to St. Martin for the brass rubbings. Next, head back to the hotel for a rest. Dinner at North Sea Fish Bar, near our hotel and then bed.
Day 2, Friday
10 am bike tour.
Afternoon: We'll walk the south bank, maybe lunch at Borough Market, maybe the London Eye (only 2 of us are intersted)
Imperial War Museum
No dinner or evening plans yet.
Day 3, Saturday
Churchill War rooms
Picadilly/Funland (it can't all be history and museums)
Afternoon: Spies Walk (my sons are huge James Bond fans but not sure about this walk).
No dinner or evening plans
Day 5, Sunday
Church - we are Catholic and would love to attend a mass in an old church, any suggestions?
Late morning - Thames Clipper to the Artillery Museum and lunch.
I don't know how long this will be so I don't have anything in the later afternoon.
Evening- Jack the Ripper walking tour
Day 6, Monday
am - the Crown Jewels
Evening - Les Mis
I would appreciate any advice.
My husband and I have both been to London before we had children. This is the first trip to Europe for our boys.